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accept orlando's baggage? >> yeah, this seems like he's very loyal and i like that he's spiritual. that is very important to me. but i come from a teaching that there has only been one god. and for you to say that you were jesus in a past life does not work for me. i'll have to say you have too much baggage. >> remember, if you're looking for new love, try getting rid of the old baggage. we'll see you next time. . >> i'm so sorry you didn't choose me. i was thinking maybe i could have turned your water into wine. but no hard feelings. you have my blessing. you may go. >> you you know what, orlando, i'm all about finding jesus, just not on a dating show. sorry.
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> a health warning in sonoma county city. >> petaluma high school is warning the student body after a student got sick from a highly contagious bacteria that can cause meningitis. ay, you talked with the family and someone who came in with direct contact. >> another whose son is friends with the boy was with him before he was diagnosed with meningitis and says this has her concerned, and has her asking questions and the school nurse is experiencing that with more and more students coming in at any sign of any type of symptom. >> this is a time to be honest. did you do anything? >> parents have had honest
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discussions with their kids in the last couple of days after hearing a classmate was diagnosed with severe case of meningitis. >> he doesn't do drugs as far as i know. did you share a cigarette? a joint? a poor? anything? that you would not tell me you need to tell me now? >> no, mom. >> her son could not remember whether he had taken a sip from the same soda can as his sick friend so his doctor decided to treat him. >> they called in a prescription for 500 milligrams of antibiotics and he took it. he is fine. >> health care workers say a few dozen have taken the medicine but so far everyone else seems to be fine. >> we had one 17-year-old young man who developed a severe infection, a blood infection, that is quite serious. there is no outbreak in the high school. >> the principal at petaluma high school sent out a call to inform parents who are generally reacting with calm and, also, a
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lot of questions. >> there are some saying we should wear face masks. that is a logical reaction. what is the risk reward? we never want to take a risk with children. >> face macks are not necessary say health officials. >> this is spread by very close contact like me coughing on you or sharing a cup or kissing someone, not spread across the room. >> but the student is doing better is the good news. >> he is awake breathing on his own. >> everyone here is okay. there is no sign that anyone here has the disease. right now the concern here is for the classmates, students have created a giant get well card in the library so students can stop by and sign it and someone plans to take it to him in the hospital room. >> amy, thank you.
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crews in san francisco are working to repair an old 12 itch -- 12" water main that broke 12 hours ago. it has new yorked out service to many in the neighborhood. core them? >> repairs on the cast iron pipe are progressing but as you can see the fix will not be easy. you can see a lot of the water coming down the street. it is pumped out of the pipe so crews can get a look at it. water officials say cold weather and old age likely led to the rupture. accuse moving fast to fix a very large broken water pipe. parts of the street were a rushing river overnight as water poured out of a broken 12" transmission line. some of the run off poured into a laundromat causing a big mess. >> a lost sand. a lost dirt. >> anthony and other residents have their water back after a
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brief interruption 689 the utility commission says the 85-year-old cast iron pipe likely ruptured because of old age and cold weather. >> we do have some type of a break and that is due to the cold factor, no other breaks are occurring to my knowledge. >> the cable car line is not running until the tracks can be inspected for any debris from the broken water pipe. a bus has been running on the line all morning. i talked to the inspectors who have been looking at tracks for two hours and they say everything looks good on the mason street line. the cable cars should be up and running in the next hour. as for this water pipe, it will be at least four to five hours before it is fixed. there are 1,200 miles of water pipe in san francisco. about ten miles of them get replaced every year.
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>> redwood city police are asking for the public's health in catching a home invasion suspect. the 21-year-old martinez helped problem a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint february 7th. investigators say two men and a teen girl entered her home on 10th avenue and ransacked the house, locked the woman in a bed real but she was able to call police and they caught a suspect as he tried to get away and they are still looking away for the teen and martinez. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest in san francisco for assault on a woman on saturday. the 57-year-old was arrested on sunday on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender. police say he attack add woman in a stairway in cathedral hill neighborhood. evidence provided by the victim led to the arrest.
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>> alameda police hope someone will recognize a man suspected of stealing packages from homes. police released this surveillance video showing a man walking away from the front doorstep of a home on rosewood way yesterday. a homeowner security camera recorded the alleged package thief in the act. police say they have not seen an increase in thefts but they are asking for the public's help. >> golden gate bridge officials are launching a new campaign to make sure commuters are aware that toll takers are eliminated next month. they are happening out pamphlets to drivers using cash. this alerts commuters of other ways to pay when the bridge district switches to all electronic toll taking. here are a few options, sign up for fast track account and get a dollar discount off each crossing or register your license plate with a credit card and pay-as-you-go and make a one time payment online. for more on ways to pay, go to and click on "see it on tv."
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>> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing
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dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews found in the rubble of kansas city
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bryant has been cleared. the gas leak began at 10:30, still going on, and the energy company is arriving at the scene and we have work that the muni 48 bus line is being rerouted as a result the gas leak. we will update you on the breaking news story when we get more details. >> in the meantime, happening now, authorities are using cadaver dogs to search the rubble of a massive explosion and fire in kansas city. firefighters discovered the body of a person killed in the blast. it happened at a popular entertainment district during dinner time. the explosion flattened a crowded restaurant, 15 people were hurt, several critically. the explosion was believed caused by a contractor doing underground work near a natural gas line. >> in south africa, oscar pistorius has to wait until tomorrow to learn if he will be released on bail.
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the hero has been accused killing his girlfriend on valentine's day. witnesses heard shouting coming from the home on the morning that reeva steenkamp was killed and an officer testified he found testosterone in his bedroom but the defense argues it was only an herbal supplement. oscar pistorius maintains he fired at his girlfriend thinking she was an intruder. >> new developments in the session of battery problems that grounded boeing 787 dreamliner saying it has a "fix" that caused the batteries to heat up faster than expected and will look for f.a.a. approval to widen the space teen battery cells. if approve the company says boeing 787 dreamliner could be flying by mid-march. japan said incorrectly wired batteries caused an emergency landing of a dreamliner in january. >> this is the day that "good morning america" fans have been waiting for, robin roberts is back and the mood could not be
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happier. >> it is robin. i have been waiting 174 days to stay this: good morning, america! >> that sounds right, doesn't it in the long awaited moment celebrated by colleagues and fans, the host left the show in august to undergo treatment for a rare blood disorder. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with her journey back. >> here on the west coast, twitter started blowing up at 4:00 a.m. when she first appeared on air on the east coast, and the show was cheerful and exciting and robin as graceful and grateful as ever. >> a very special "good morning america" today with robin roberts. >> a morning five months in the making, robin roberts back from a life-threatening disease and risky bone marrow transplant. >> we all have something and everyone's story has purpose and meaning and value and i share this day of celebration with
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everyone. >> everyone wanted in on it. >> robin, great to see you back in the chair. >> robin, they hear your voice half a world away enough to make us smile. >> there are changes at "good morning america" including voluntary staff flu shots. >> without robin there would be no flu shot. >> she was ready for this, and they will continue to keep a close eye on her health and her strength, not that she plans to take it slowly. >> we did not exactly have in mind an interview with mrs. obama and the oscars as ankers start that was not right up there with what we had in mind for easing you back in. >> and efforts to bring attention to the need for bone marrow donors. after she went public the number of people signing up jumped 1,000 percent. >> this is why you sign up, it could be someone's mother, sister, aunt, someone to someone else although we don't know her.
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>> fans of "good morning america" feel they know robin, making it a treat for everyone. >> if you are interested in becoming a bone marrow donor go to and click on "see it on tv." so much awareness raised as a result of robin. fantastic to see her back. >> meteorologist, mike nicco, has the from. >> the sun has come home it chased the rain and snow. that will have a short shelf life, also. >> here is a look from the berkeley hills toward mount tamalpais and it is blue so another frosty night is in store and i will talk to you about the chance of rain for saturday in the forecast. >> where will the 2024 olympics be held? bay area cities being looked at to play host. >> fear the beard but you may want to let your husband grow
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one, the study outlining surprising health benefits for men who support the
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>> san rafael, south bay, pleasant ton and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> san francisco is being looked at by the u.s. olympic committee as a possible host committee for the 2024 summer games sending
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letters to the mayors of 35 cities seeing if they are interested in putting together a bid including san francisco, san jose, and sacramento. they last had the olympics in the united states in atlanta. the former mayor tried to get them for the 2012 games but it fizzled. >> if you are a fan of facial hair, men with beers could be healthier than those without. in san francisco, former giants pitcher wilson was all about the beard. a study from australia says facial hair not only protects against the sun but it also slows down the aging process. according to researcher, the beard keeps your face moisturized and raises the temperature of your neck and can help to battle colds. >> it is iron ironic that it
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makes you look older but health-wise it has an anti-aging effect. >> and look baby face. >> thank you. >> i need to go to the gym, thanks for reminding me. or go for a jog, it is a great day for that. live doppler 7 hd shows it is clear. there is not hardly a cloud to be found outside right now. for most of the northern half of the state, but you look to the south and the storm system that brought us the rain, the snow, the tornado, to the central valley, northern central valley, that has all moved into arizona and the effects are about over so if you are headed to southern california, the rain, the snow, it is about gone. here is how it looks from mount tamalpais this morning, looking back to the sunset and ocean beach in san francisco, and 53
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degrees. 52 along san jose and walnut creek at 57 and palo alto at 50 and napa at 48 degrees. the temperatures are running three to eight degrees warmer than this time yesterday and that is the key to the forecast, much warmer than yesterday because of the sunshine and the lack of rain. tonight, it will be mostly clear and almost as cold as this morning so if you have to protect the plants and the pets inland valleys from the frost you have to do it tonight and our afternoon starting today and tomorrow and friday, they will be warmer. our 24 hour temperature change shows significant warming eight degrees warmer in fremont and oakland and nine in san francisco and san jose, concord, and santa rosa, ten, 12, and 13 degrees warmer-than-average because while you were sleeping the low pulled away and look at the singing air, and the dry air behind it that brought us the window of sunshine and that is what is modifying the air mass. because of the dry air and it is cloud free tonight it will be
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cold. now, talking temperatures, we will be in the upper 50's for the most part down in the south bay and we will be in the mid-to-upper 50's on the peninsula and possibly 60 in redwood city city and the coast, mid-50's for you and we will touch 60 in a few hours and 58 in sausalito and on the east bay shore everybody in the upper 50's headed toward richmond at 60 degrees today and we could get to 60 in concord and pittsburand pleasant ton and back to walnut creek and san ramon 58 and 56, and, tonight, look inland neighborhoods, 31 in santa rosa and 30 in napa. so in the subdivisions and the suburbs, you will hit the freezing mark. we will have upper 30's to low 40's an the bay shore and to the coast. now, what will happen for thursday and friday, notice our temperatures jump one to three degrees and we are back to
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average by friday but a storm system that promises a few sprinkles for saturday will increase our clouds and drop our temperature a little bit, so don't change the plans. it is a small chance that will materialize and you can see more sunshine for sunday, monday, and possibly tuesday. >> thank you. sunny and warm sunday, perfect for the academy academy academy. you can countdown with our official oscars yap, the back stage pass with the back stage access and streaming video from behind-the-scenes and the red carpet available for iphone, ipad, droid, and kindle fire. >> celebrating the year of the snake. next, a look at the floats taking part in this year's chinese new year parade. >> today our show is all about medical mistakes that happen where often than you may realize with a life-saving medical checklist to keep you and your lobsterfest is the kingg of all promotions.
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>> a gas like has caused the evacuation of an expire block in san francisco at 24th in the mission district. the deputy fire chef says it sounds like it is a high pressure line. the fire department and the energy company are at the scene with a one block area evacuated and bus lines are rerouted.
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>> san francisco always has spectacular chinese new year celebrations, right? this saturday night it will be again. it will take place on pier 54 with crews creating the parade floats since after last year's even with the parade at 6:00 saturday night at market and 2nd street. >> thank you for joining us

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